Legal eagle Florence wins wings at Ellis Jones Solicitors
May 19, 2022

Legal eagle Florence wins wings at Ellis Jones Solicitors


Rising star Florence Newton spent the length of the pandemic qualifying with regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors

Why a robust business succession strategy is vital
May 17, 2022

Why a robust business succession strategy is vital


How businesses can prepare for the future, succession and exit strategies are the subjects of a free seminar being hosted by Hampshire accountancy firm HWB next month.

Vail Williams delivers 150,000 sq ft for Restart
May 17, 2022

Vail Williams delivers 150,000 sq ft for Restart


Property consultancy Vail Williams acted for human services specialist Ingeus over the acquisitions that totalled 153,229 sq ft with overall annual rent a shade under £5.4 million.

TV – a gateway to cybersecurity
May 16, 2022

TV – a gateway to cybersecurity


An up-and-coming cyber security expert has told how she was inspired to enter the sector after watching The Real Hustle and Catfish on TV. Lucy Dalley, who works for C3IA Solutions in Poole, Dorset, recently spoke at a Secure South West event at Plymouth University.

Ola Arnewood
May 16, 2022

Ola Arnewood


More than 30 Spanish students have visited The Arnewood School in New Milton – the first foreign exchange since the pandemic. The Year 7 students from Colegio Ntra Sra de los Infantes in Toledo – the oldest school in Spain that dates from the 6th century – spent three days at Arnewood and stayed with pupils’ families.

Tax reform must not short-change businesses
May 13, 2022

Tax reform must not short-change businesses


Property tax specialists are urging the government to ‘keep it simple’ ahead of consultation on a proposed shake-up of investment allowances this summer

Staff receive special one-off payment to help with cost-of-living crisis
May 12, 2022

Staff receive special one-off payment to help with cost-of-living crisis


Computer Network Defence, a cyber security consultancy, has given every staff member £700 to help with the cost-of-living crisis, whether they have worked there for years or weeks.

Business invests in Motion pictures
May 10, 2022

Business invests in Motion pictures


A state-of-the-art film studio in Bournemouth has been opened up to businesses and organisations wishing to market their products or services professionally. The Motion Studio, a £200,000 investment by businessman Steve McKay and based in Francis Avenue, is a self-contained 64 sq m facility, with leading edge cameras and technically advanced equipment.

Third city primary school joins expanding multi-academy trust
May 9, 2022

Third city primary school joins expanding multi-academy trust


A primary school in Southampton with 480 pupils has formally become part of an expanding multi-academy trust in south Hampshire. St Monica in Sholing has joined Inspire Learning Partnership and is the third local primary school in the city to do so – Kanes Hill Primary School and Hightown Primary School joined the Trust four years ago to the month.

That’s amoure in armour
May 6, 2022

That’s amoure in armour


A military-loving couple have tied the knot surrounded by weaponry at The Tank Museum in Dorset. Wanda Armstrong-Bridges, 53, and Steve Ellis, 58, love the museum so much they moved from London to live near it and Wanda even proposed there.

Dorset Apprenticeship Awards shortlist revealed
May 5, 2022

Dorset Apprenticeship Awards shortlist revealed


Organisers have announced the finalists for the new Dorset Apprenticeship Awards

 Jolly Roger flag for sale
May 5, 2022

 Jolly Roger flag for sale


The Jolly Roger flag made on HMS Unbroken in WWII that is going under the hammer at a Duke’s sale to be held at The Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset.